Citizen Public Safety Oversight Task Force


  • 5:00 pm
  • La Mesa Police Department Community Room
    8085 University Ave.
    La Mesa, CA 91942

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings and minutes are available following approval.
Agendas and Minutes

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Robert DuffLa Mesa Spring Valley School DistrictOpen until complete
Dr. Janet CastañosHelix Charter High SchoolOpen until complete
Jamal McRaePolice Beat 1Open until complete
Susan WaynePolice Beat 2Open until complete
Caitlin TiffanyPolice Beat 3Open until complete
Andy TrimlettPolice Beat 4Open until complete
Patricia DillardLa Mesa Business CommunityOpen until complete
Reverend Frank WilleyLa Mesa Faith Based CommunityOpen until complete
Joshua David MorseLa Mesa Youth CommunityOpen until complete
Steven EvansLa Mesa Police Officers’ AssociationOpen until complete
Kathie TaylorLa Mesa Older AdultOpen until complete


The Task Force shall consist of eleven members from the following categories (all members must live within the City limits of La Mesa, except for the business community representative):

  • One representative recommended by the La Mesa -Spring Valley School District;
  • One representative recommended by Helix Charter High School;
  • Four citizens at large that represent all geographic areas of the City (one each from the four police beats);
  • One member of the La Mesa business community;
  • One member of the La Mesa faith based community;
  • One member of the La Mesa youth community (9th — 12th grade student);
  • One member from the La Mesa Police Officers’ Association; and
  • One member over age 55 representing the La Mesa older adult population.

Terms for each member expires once the Task’s Force task is complete and the Task Force is dissolved.


The Task Force shall serve as an advisory body to the City Council and will meet 1- 2 times per month. The mission, duties and functions of the Task Force shall be:

  • To conduct research on the following:
    • What a citizen police oversight committee would look like in La Mesa;
    • What other cities of similar size are doing in regards to citizen police oversight commissions;
    • The difference between citizen police oversight commissions in general law cities and charter cities;
    • Solutions that can be achieved under each type of government and within state and local laws and policies;
  • To conduct community sensing and education to determine whether La Mesa needs a citizen police oversight committee; and
  • If the community sensing indicates a need for a citizen police oversight commission in La Mesa, to draft a policy for Council consideration.